health care professionals talk about aspartame

Foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame taste excellent, yet have only a fraction of the calories that they would contain if they were sweetened with sugar.  They therefore make a useful contribution to the maintenance of a healthy body weight. This site provides information and resources for dietitians, nutritionists, health care professionals and others interested in learning more about aspartame.

Evidence shows that low calorie sweeteners help reduce calorie intake and body weight

peter rogers November 10, 2015: In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers have, for the first time, integrated all the available science into a single review to evaluate the real impact of low calorie sweeteners on calorie intake and body weight. A considerable weight of evidence confirms that choosing foods and drinks with low calorie sweeteners instead of those with sugar helps reduce energy intake and body weight. More

Aspartame: The Talk Should Be About The Facts First

by Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN

August 1, 2016: Despite years of research corroborating the safety of aspartame, acceptance of it by the public – when they’re actually asked for an opinion – is scarce. This is absolutely baffling to me.

As a registered dietitian/nutritionist, I’m ethically committed to making recommendations based on sound science. If I give an opinion, I always make certain to state it’s an opinion, and only after the facts are made clear. Continue reading

Download the Aspartame Booklet

Download the Aspartame Booklet
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The Calorie Savings Counter

The Calorie Savings Counter
Replacing high-calorie foods in your diet with low-calorie alternatives is a proven method to lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

Watch the Aspartame Video

Watch the Aspartame Video
Learn how the body breaks down aspartame into the same components that are found in everyday foods and drinks.

More about aspartame

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Evidence Analysis on Aspartame
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American Heart Association Recommends Reduction in Sugar Intake
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Does Diet Soda Actually Make You Gain Weight?
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Are sweeteners getting a bad rap..?
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